COVID-19: Our hospitals and community services are open

Our priority is to reduce the risk of our staff, patients and service users from getting COVID-19, whilst still caring for you. We are still here to help you.

Local COVID-19 prevention and what you need to do


We are wearing PPE to protect staff and patients

tickYou must wear a face covering when coming into hospital

We are practising good hand hygiene

tickPlease don’t come wearing gloves as this can increase the spread of germs

tickRegularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water or hand sanitiser, and use the washing/sanitising facilities when you come on to our sites


We are carrying out lots of testing because we know that not all COVID-19 symptoms are visible

tickWe’ll let you know if you should be tested before you come in for your procedure or appointment

videoOur spaces are less crowded because we’re doing more phone and video appointments instead of face-to-face appointments

tickHelp keep our spaces clear by attending by yourself where possible

tickMake sure you are aware of our current visiting arrangements and alternatives we can help you with

seperateWe have separate areas to keep patients who might or do have COVID-19 apart from others

2 metres

We are supporting patients to follow social distancing guidelines in our waiting areas

tickPlease keep your distance from others when you come into hospital

If you need urgent help

You can access GP services, call 111 or call 999 in a medical emergency.

Our emergency department (A&E) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at North Devon District Hospital.

Some minor injuries services are available for treating conditions that aren’t serious but do need attention.

Last updated: October 20, 2020